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July 31, 2015

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – July 31, 2015

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:36 pm

Celebrating Medicare: Strengthening The Program For The Next 50 Years,” a hearing held July 31, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available in Flash format, running time hour minutes).

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/celebrating-medicare-strengthening-the-program-for-the-next-50-years

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – July 31, 2015

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A. “Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Center for Disease Model Resources (U54),” (RFA-AG-16-014, National Institute on Aging, dealine for applications Jan. 11, 2016).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-16-014.html

B. “Limited Competition for the Renewal of the National Cell Repository of Alzheimer’s Disease (NCRAD) (U24),” (PAR-15-316, National Institute on Aging, deadlines for applications Jan. 25, May 25, and Sept. 25).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-316.html

C. “BRAIN: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01),” (RFA-EB-15-006, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agences, deadline for applications Oct. 21, 2015).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-15-006.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – July 31, 2015

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Depression of Family Caregivers Is Associated with Disagreements on Life-Sustaining Preferences for Treating Patients with Dementia,” by Chia-Fen Tsai, Yao-Tung Lee, Wei-Ju Lee, Jen-Ping Hwang, Shuu-Jiun Wang, and Jong-Ling Fuh (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133711. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133711, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133711

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article – July 31, 2015

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Effectiveness of two year balance training programme on prevention of fall induced injuries in at risk women aged 75-85 living in community: Ossebo randomised controlled trial,” by Fabienne El-Khoury, Bernard Cassou, Aurélien Latouche, Philippe Aegerter, Marie-Aline Charles, and Patricia Dargent-Molina (Vol. 351, No. 8019, August 1, 2015, .pdf and HTML format, BMJ 2015;351:h3830).

www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3830

CAAR – Nature Cell Biology Article Abstract – July 31, 2015

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NF-kB activation impairs somatic cell reprogramming in ageing,” by Clara Soria-Valles, Fernando G. Osorio, Ana Gutierrez-Fernandez, Alejandro De Los Angeles, Clara Bueno, Pablo Menéndez, Jose I. Martín-Subero, George Q. Daley, Jose M. P. Freije, & Carlos Lopez-Otín (Vol. 17, No. 8, August 2015, p. 1004-1013).

www.nature.com/ncb/journal/v17/n8/abs/ncb3207.html

July 30, 2015

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – July 30, 2015

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Medicare Part B Overpaid Millions for Selected Outpatient Drugs,” (A-09-14-02024, July 2015, .pdf format, 17p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91402024.asp

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Decision Memorandum – July 30, 2015

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Final Scope of Benefit NCD: Speech Generating Devices,” (July 29, 2015).

www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/medicare-coverage-document-details.aspx?MCDId=26#final

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data Tables – July 30, 2015

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:37 pm

2014-2024 Projections of National Health Expenditures Data,” (July 2015, .pdf and zipped Excel format).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsProjected.html

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – July 30, 2015

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The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the release of the following data file:

2013 Internet Survey (Final, Version 1.0) (July 27, 2015).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news401

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – July 30, 2015

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Multidimensional Prognostic Index in Association with Future Mortality and Number of Hospital Days in a Population-Based Sample of Older Adults: Results of the EU Funded MPI_AGE Project,” by Sara B. Angleman, Giola Santoni, Alberto Pilotto, Laura Fratiglioni, and Anna-Karin Welmer, on behalf of the MPI_AGE Project Investigators (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133789, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133789

CAAR – American Bar Association Periodical – July 30, 2015

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Bifocal (Vol. 36, No. 6, August 2015, .pdf and HTML format).

www.americanbar.org/publications/bifocal/vol_36/issue_6_august2015.html

CAAR – Table of Contents – July 30, 2015

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International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 27, No. 9, September 2015).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=27&issueId=09&iid=9881890

July 29, 2015

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Brief – July 29, 2015

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Measuring the Need for Long-Term Services and Supports,” by John Drabek and William Marton (July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 11p.).

aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2015/MeasLTSSrb.cfm

CAAR – US Administration for Community Living Funding Opportunity – July 29, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 5:02 pm

Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Tribal Organizations in National Disasters Declared by the President,” (HHS-2015-ACL-AOA-DA-0066). Deadline for applications is Sept. 10, 2015.

www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=278030

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – July 29, 2015

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A. “Social Security Keeps Americans of All Ages Out of Poverty: State-Level Estimates, 2011-2013,” by Mikki Ward (July 2015, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2015/social-security-keeps-americans-of-all-ages-out-of-poverty.html

B. “Reflections on Job Quality,” by Paul Osterman (July 2015, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/ppi/2015/reflections-on-job-quality-report.pdf

CAAR -Nature Neuroscience Resource Abstract – July 29, 2015

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Tau post-translational modifications in wild-type and human amyloid precursor protein transgenic mice,” by Meaghan Morris, Giselle M. Knudsen, Sumihiro Maeda, Jonathan C. Trinidad, Alexandra Ioanoviciu, Alma L. Burlingame & Lennart Mucke (Vol. 18, No. 8, August 2015, p. 1183-1189).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v18/n8/abs/nn.4067.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – July 29, 2015

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A. “Did {alpha}-Synuclein and Glucocerebrosidase Coevolve? Implications for Parkinson’s Disease,” by James M. Gruschus (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133863. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133863, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 21p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133863

B. “The Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Screening for Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Japan: A Markov Modeling Study,” by Hiroshi Tamura, Rei Goto, Yoko Akune, Yoshimune Hiratsuka, Shusuke Hiragi, and Masakazu Yamada (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133628. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133628, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 20p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133628

C. “Enrichment of Minor Alleles of Common SNPs and Improved Risk Prediction for Parkinson’s Disease,” by Zuobin Zhu, Dejian Yuan, Denghui Luo, Xitong Lu, and Shi Huang (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133421. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133421, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133421

CAAR – World Bank Policy Research Programme Working Paper – July 29, 2015

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Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia,” by Jan Michael Bauer, Victorial Levin, Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Peng Nie, and Alfonso Sousa-Poza (WPS7378, July 2015, .pdf and ASCII text format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/07/24835059/

CAAR – Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research Working Paper – July 29, 2015

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Time-to-death patterns in markers of age and dependency,” by Tim Riffe, Pil H. Chung, Jeroen Spijker, and John MacInnes (WP 2015-003, July 2015, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.demogr.mpg.de/en/projects_publications/publications_1904/mpidr_working_papers/time_to_death_patterns_in_markers_of_age_and_dependency_5452.htm

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Research Notes – July 29, 2015

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A. “Dementia: Statistics on prevalence and improving diagnosis, care and research,” by Carl Baker and Elizabeth Blow (SN07007, July 2015, .pdf format, 27p.).

researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN07007

B. “Pension Wise: the guidance guarantee,” by Djuna Thurley (SN07042, July 2015, .pdf format, 32p.).

researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN07042

CAAR – National Academy of Social Insurance Brief – July 29, 2015

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Social Security Finances: Findings of the 2015 Trustees Report,” (Social Security Brief No. 45, July 2015, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.nasi.org/research/2015/social-security-finances-findings-2015-trustees-report

CAAR – National Council on Aging Report – July 29, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

2015 Falls Free National Falls Prevention Action Plan,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 51p.).

www.ncoa.org/resources/2015-falls-free-national-falls-prevention-action-plan/

July 28, 2015

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Report, Periodicals – July 28, 2015

A. “Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012,” (June 2015, .pdf and Excel format, 455p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2012/index.html

B. International Update, July 2015 (July 2015, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2015-07/index.html

C. SSI Monthly Statistics, May 2015 (June 2015, .pdf and HTML format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2015-05/index.html

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Reports – July 28, 2015

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A. “Deaths: Final Data for 2011,” by Kenneth D. Kochanek, Sherry L. Murphy, and Jiaquan Xu (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 63, No. 3, July 2015, .pdf format, 119p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_03.pdf

B. “Deaths: Leading Causes for 2011,” by Melonie Heron (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 63, No. 7, July 2015, .pdf format, 96p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_07.pdf

CAAR – US Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release – July 28, 2015

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Employee Benefits in the United States – March 2015,” (July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 16p.).

www.bls.gov/news.release/ebs2.toc.htm

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts – July 28, 2015

A. “Quantification of biological aging in young adults,” by Daniel W. Belsky, Avshalom Caspi, Renate Houts, Harvey J. Cohen, David L. Corcoran, Andrea Danese, HonaLee Harrington, Salomon Israel, Morgan E. Levine, Jonathan D. Schaefer, Karen Sugden, Ben Williams, Anatoli I. Yashin, Richie Poulton, and
Terrie E. Moffitt (Vol. 112, No. 30, July 28, 2015, p. E4104–E4110).

www.pnas.org/content/112/30/E4104.abstract.html?etoc

B. “Cysteine cathepsins are essential in lysosomal degradation of {alpha}-synuclein,” by Ryan P. McGlinchey and Jennifer C. Lee (Vol. 112, No. 30, July 28, 2015, p. 9322-9327).

www.pnas.org/content/112/30/9322.abstract

C. “Matrix cross-linking–mediated mechanotransduction promotes posttraumatic osteoarthritis,” by Jin-Hong Kim, Gyuseok Lee, Yoonkyung Won, Minju Lee, Ji-Sun Kwak, Churl-Hong Chun, and Jang-Soo Chun (Vol. 112, No. 30, July 28, 2015, .pdf and HTML format, p. 9322-9327). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

www.pnas.org/content/112/30/9424.abstract

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstracts – July 28, 2015

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Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 314, No. 4, July 28, 2015). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

A. “Mortality, Hospitalizations, and Expenditures for the Medicare Population Aged 65 Years or Older, 1999-2013,” by Harlan M. Krumholz, Sudhakar V. Nuti, Nicholas S. Downing, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, and Yun Wang (p. 355-365).

B. “Hospital Characteristics Associated With Penalties in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program,” by Ravi Rajaram, Jeanette W. Chung, Christine V. Kinnier, Cynthia Barnard, Sanjay Mohanty, Emily S. Pavey, Megan C. McHugh, Karl Y. Bilimoria (p. 375-383.

jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx?journalid=67&issueid=934258&direction=P

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – July 28, 2015

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The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the release of the following data file:

2013 HRS Health Care and Nutrition Study (HCNS) Version 3.0 (July 23, 2015).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news400

CAAR – Human Mortality Database Update – July 28, 2015

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Data for USA were revised and updated through 2013

Data for Netherlands were revised and updated through 2012

www.mortality.org/Public/WhatsNew.php

Data access:

www.mortality.org/

CAAR – Tables of Contents – July 28, 2015

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Aging and Human Development (Vol. 80, No. 1, December 2014).

ahd.sagepub.com/content/80/1.toc

Dementia (Vol. 14, No. 4, July 2015).

dem.sagepub.com/content/14/4.toc

Experimental Aging Research (Vol. 41, No. 4, 2015).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/uear20/41/4

Journal of Population Ageing (Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2015).

link.springer.com/journal/12062/8/3/page/1

July 27, 2015

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – July 27, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:53 pm

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Development of Software Tools and Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need (U01),” (RFA-CA-15-017, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadline October 06, 2015).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-15-017.html

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – July 27, 2015

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Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “Which Models Can We Trust to Evaluate Consumer Decision Making? Comment on “Choice Inconsistencies among the Elderly,” by Jonathan D. Ketcham, Nicolai V. Kuminoff, and Christopher A. Powers (w21387, July 2015, .pdf format, 66p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21387

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – July 27, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

Housing Costs and Financial Challenges for Low-Income Older Adults,” by Richard W. Johnson (July 2015, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/housing-costs-and-financial-challenges-low-income-older-adults

CAAR – Work Foundation [Lancaster University, UK] Report – July 27, 2015

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Living long, working well: Supporting older workers with health conditions to remain active at work,” by Tyna Taskila, Victoria Shreeve, Mariarossella Laghini, and Stephen Bevan (July 2015, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.theworkfoundation.com/Reports/386/Living-long-working-well

July 23, 2015

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – July 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

Medicare Program: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Eligibility Verification of Providers and Suppliers,” (GAO-15-448, June 2015, .pdf format, 64p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-448

CAAR – National Opinion Research Center (NORC) [University of Chicago] Report – July 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:06 pm

Long-Term Care in America: Americans’ Outlook and Planning for Future Care,” by Jennifer Benz, Becky Reimer, Dan Malato, Trevor Tompson, Emily Alvarez, David Sterrett, Jennifer Titus, Ivana Cvarkovic, Elizabeth Kantor, Marjorie Connelly, Wei Zeng, Jie Zhao, and Emily Swanson (July 2015, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.longtermcarepoll.org/PDFs/LTC%202015/AP-NORC-Long-Term%20Care%20in%20America%202015_FINAL.pdf

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract – July 23, 2015

PDGFB-based stem cell gene therapy increases bone strength in the mouse,” by Wanqiu Chen, David J. Baylink, Justin Brier-Jones Amanda Neises Jason B. Kiroyan, Charles H. Rundle, Kin-Hing William Lau, and Xiao-Bing Zhang (Vol. 112, No. 29, July 21, 2015, p. E3893–E3900).

www.pnas.org/content/112/29/E3893.abstract.html?etoc

CAAR – Nature Article Abstract – July 23, 2015

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Antibody against early driver of neurodegeneration cis P-tau blocks brain injury and tauopathy,” by Asami Kondo, Koorosh Shahpas, Rebekah Mannix, Jianhua Qiu, Juliet Moncaster, Chun-Hau Chen, Yandan Yao, Yu-Min Lin, Jane A. Driver, Yan Sun, Shuo Wei, Man-Li Luo, Onder Albayram, Pengyu Huang, Alexander Rotenberg, Akihide Ryo, Lee E. Goldstein, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Ann C. McKee, William Meehan, Xiao Zhen Zhou & Kun Ping Lu (Vol. 523, No. 7561, July 23, 2015, p. 431-436).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v523/n7561/abs/nature14658.html

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Paper – July 23, 2015

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Narrow Framing and Long-Term Care Insurance,” by Daniel Gottlieb and Olivia S. Mitchell (WP 2015-321, June 2015, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=1040

CAAR – University of Michigan Population Studies Center Working Paper – July 23, 2015

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SES Disparities in Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension among Older Adults in Low and Middle Income Countries,” by Mary McEniry and Zhangjun Zhou (PSC Research Report No. 15-841, July 2015, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/9528

CAAR – Fraser Institute [Vancouver, British Columbia] Report – July 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Compulsory Government Pensions vs. Private Savings: The Effect of Previous Expansion to the Canada Pension Plan,” by Charles Lammam, Francois Vaillancourt, Ian Herzog, and Pouya Ebrahimi (July 2015, .pdf format, 44p.).

www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/display.aspx?id=23094

July 22, 2015

CAAR – US Social Security Administration Report – July 22, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:05 pm

The 2015 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 257p.).

www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2015/index.html

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – July 22, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:04 pm

2015 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 259p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/index.html?redirect=/ReportsTrustFunds/

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Compendium – July 22, 2015

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A DATA BOOK: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program,” (June 2015, .pdf format, 201p.).

www.medpac.gov/documents/data-book/june-2015-databook-health-care-spending-and-the-medicare-program.pdf?sfvrsn=0

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – July 22, 2015

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:03 pm

MedPAC Hearing,” a hearing held July 22, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/event/chairman-brady-announces-medpac-hearing/

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – July 22, 2015

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The Doctor’s Not In: Combating Medicare Provider Enrollment Fraud,” a hearing held July 22, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 53 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 18:20 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/the-doctors-not-in-combating-medicare-provider-enrollment-fraud

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety Hearing Testimony – July 22, 2015

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Restricting Advice and Education: DOL’s Unworkable Investment Proposal for American Families and Retirees,” a hearing held July 21, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 42 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 16:42 mark.

www.help.senate.gov/hearings/restricting-advice-and-education-dols-unworkable-investment-proposal-for-american-families-and-retirees

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – July 22, 2015

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A. “Large-Scale and Comprehensive Immune Profiling and Functional Analysis of Normal Human Aging,” by Chan C. Whiting, Janet Siebert, Aaron M. Newman, Hong-wu Du, Ash A. Alizadeh, Jorg Goronzy, Cornelia M. Weyand, Eswar Krishnan, C. Garrison Fathman, and Holden T. Maecker (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133627. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133627, .pdf, HTML, and XML format, 21p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133627

B. “Population Difference in the Associations of KLOTH Promoter Methylation with Mild Cognitive Impairment in Xinjiang Uygur and Han Populations,” by Mei Luo, Xiaohui Zhou, Huihui Ji, Wenjuan Ma, Guili Liu, Dongjun Dai, Jingyun Li, Lan Chang, Lei Xu, Liting Jiang, Shiwei Duan, and Qinwen Wang (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132156. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132156, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0132156

C. “Asthma Is More Severe in Older Adults,” by Joe G. Zein, Raed A. Dweik, Suzy A. Comhair, Eugene R. Bleecker, Wendy C. Moore, Stephen P. Peters, William W. Busse, Nizar N. Jarjour, William J. Calhoun, Mario Castro, K. Fan Chung, Anne Fitzpatrick, Elliot Israel, W. Gerald Teague, Sally E. Wenzel, Thomas E. Love, Benjamin M. Gaston, and Serpil C. Erzurum, on behalf of The Severe Asthma Research Program (PLoS ONE 10(7): e0133490. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133490, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133490

CAAR – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Economics Department Working Paper – July 22, 2015

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The economic consequences of an ageing population in Slovenia,” by Peter Walkenhorst, Urban Sila (OECD Working Paper No. 1242, July 2015, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/the-economic-consequences-of-an-ageing-population-in-slovenia_5jrxml4b6828-en

CAAR – Program on the Global Demography of Aging [Harvard University] Working Paper – July 22, 2015

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Education, Gender, and State-Level Gradients in the Health of Older Indians: Evidence from Biomarker Data,” by Jinkook Lee, Mark E. McGovern, David E. Bloom, P. Arokiasamy, Arun Risbud, Jennifer O’Brien, Varsha Kale, and Peifeng Hu (PDGA Working Paper No. 121, February 2015, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines health disparities in biomarkers among a representative sample of Indians aged 45 and older, using data from the pilot round of the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI). Hemoglobin level, a marker for anemia, is lower for respondents with no schooling (0.7 g/dL less in the adjusted model) compared to those with some formal education. There are also substantial state and education gradients in underweight and overweight. The oldest old have higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) (1.1 mg/L greater than those aged 45-54), an indicator of inflammation and a risk factor for ardiovascular disease, as do those with greater body-mass index (an additional 1.2 mg/L for those who are obese compared to those who are of normal weight). We nd no evidence of educational or gender di erences in CRP, but respondents living in rural areas have CRP levels that are 0.8 mg/L lower than urban areas. We also find state-level disparities, with Kerala residents exhibiting the lowest CRP levels (1.96 mg/L compared to 3.28 mg/L in Rajasthan, the state with the highest CRP). We use the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition approach to explain group-level differences, and find that state-level gradients in CRP are mainly due to heterogeneity in the association of the observed characteristics of respondents with CRP, as opposed to di erences in the distribution of endowments across the sampled state populations.

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